Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Why I Write

because I want the real me to be seen and known
because I know my quietness sometimes overpowers my heart
because there is too much I don't say out loud, and I want as few regrets as possible
because sometimes my actions betray my intentions
and yes, I write because I have to
because I need to
because if I didn't, I would either explode or implode
because by writing I am naming and releasing
and that, for me, is healing and cathartic.
But I also write because of you
because I want you to have some understanding of who I am
and where you came from
because I want no secrets between us
because I need you to see my soul
because there are times this is the only gift I know how to give--
my heart,
my honesty.
I write for you.


Blogger kiki said...

really beautiful.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

Really well said hon! I love it. You definately have a way with words and putting into perspective. That is something I strive for as well. People to see and know the real me.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous nikol said...

michelle, when you speak your truth, my soul lies gaping open, longing to hear more in an effort to pick up my own pieces and keep holding them all... what a gift, i hope you keep speaking it out, naming it, releasing, freeing up space for new life within you... it is a gift to all who can see it...

9:13 PM  
Blogger ESB said...

ohhhh. totally sweet photo, too....

11:56 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

I am so glad that we all get to read your words and you put them out there into the world. Thank you. You are an inspirational woman, mother, writer Michelle.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Suse said...

The urge to write, the power of words, the cathartic nature of it. I understand that so well.

And the word verification is fiphzik, which I think just says it all.

1:10 AM  
Blogger dani said...

your writing is a gift, and thank you for sharing your wisdom and yourself with me/us. it's so nice getting to know you.

1:19 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

I love this photo, it looks like Britton is having a very thoughtful conversation with Santa. (=

This is the reason I blog too. I want my girl to know me, know my heart while she was growing up.

4:54 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

so dad plays santa every year. for almost 20 years now and he blesses so many children doing this. ah...the enchantment of childhood!

5:14 AM  
Anonymous cimba said...

Hello and thanks for the comment on my SPT pic :)

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I identify with the idea that, without writing, you would either explode or implode. I imagine that sometime all of the major blogging services shut down simultaneously, and there are fireworks all over the world from the combustion of bloggers' souls.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Beautiful. When I get frustrated that my mother is on the phone going into excruciating detail about the meal she's just prepared for herself...(which is like gibberish to my non-cook's ears...I run from anything smacking of food preparation)...I often have to stop and remind myself that she simply wants someone to bear witness to her life. Your son is truly lucky that he's getting to bear witness to yours.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! both, Your writting and Britton!!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Oh my, this is Powerful! And the pic, Precious!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Thank you for sharing your writing. I love it and it continualy speaks to me.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Living Part Deux said...

Revelation and transparency - the best gifts of every Christmas.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Frankie said...

And thank you for it. Your writing is a gift to you as a means of self expression and exploration, and it is a gift to all of us in its beauty and wonder. It touches my heart in ways I can't begin to express. Thank you for always writing. You are a writer, through and through.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Donna Maria said...

I love the line..."Because I want no secrets between us" coupled with this picture. I think that a young boy and Santa are the only two people in the world who haven't any secrets between them!


11:08 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

I can identify with every single word of this. And, the ability of other's to identify themselves in your work is another great reason for you to write. Keep it up.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

this makes me want to cry (in a good way) it makes me feel so much. (its they way I feel about painting)

5:19 PM  
Blogger Humour and last laugh said...

great blog!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Swirly said...


10:07 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

amen and hallelujah to this!

8:01 PM  

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